Trial, Smith exchange vows

Sarah Marie Trial from Bangs and Zachary Bradford Smith of Brady exchanged wedding vows Saturday, April 12 in a 6 p.m. ceremony at Buchanan Yacht Resort at Buchanan Dam, Rev. Jason Adams officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Susan Trial of Sweetwater, and the groom is the son of Larry and Mary Ann Smith of Brady. Escorted to the altar on the arm of her father, the bride wore a dress designed by Anjolique. The two-piece candlelight dress was accentuated with a strapless top and a sweetheart design with beads to outline the cut of the gown. The dress also featured a corset-like top, and the skirt was designed mostly of tulle with edging line at the bottom. Her veil was a mid-length oyster shell-cut design. She made the trip to the altar wearing a pair of flip flops and carrying a bouquet of Virginia roses and daisies. Serving as matron of honor was Brandee Hart of Abilene. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Roberts of Gatesville and Christy Alan and Leslie Hyman, both of San Angelo. The bridesmaids attire consisted of black two-piece skirts and tops which featured several layers of satin and a single layer of sheer material. The tops were sleeveless with wispy-like material in the front. They each carried flower arrangements consisting of daisies. Sam Stewart stood in as the ring bearer. Brynn Stewart, Jaylee Roberts and Jobi Roberts attended as flowergirls. Candlelighters were Jayton Roberts and Jeff Trial. On the groom’s side, Drew Wilton of Brady stood in as best man while Paul Kilmer of Round Rock, Russell Schwertner of Austin and Kurt Roy of McKinney served as groomsmen. They each wore black slacks and black barongs. Ushers were Jeff Trial and Jayton Roberts. Decorations included God’s Sunshine and native wildflowers. “You Are My All-In-All” was sung by bridesmaid Leslie Hyman and played by Leon Langley on steel and acoustic guitar and Billy Hawkins on keyboard and harmony. The reception was held at the resort adjacent to the lake and a barbecue dinner made by The Wiatreks of San Antonio, family members of the bride, was served. A three-tier carrot cake decorated with Virginia Roses between each layer of cake (200 in all) adorned the bride’s table. The groom’s table was accentuated with a German chocolate Aggie bonfire cake with chocolate covered pretzels which served as the legs. Both cakes were made and served by Jan Banner of Abilene. Red, yellow and blue bandanas, tin watering cans and flowers adorned the picnic tables during the reception. A San Angelo-based band, formerly known as “The Texas Cowboy Choir” performed on a large gooseneck trailer and sang old country and western songs well into the night. The dance floor was surrounded by several tiki torches, and candles in jars were hung from various trees. Take home gifts were camouflage koozies that read “Zack and Sarah Smith, April 12, 2003. God Bless Texas.” Following the reception, the couple departed for a six-night’s stay in Jamaica. The bride graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology. She is a former corporate personal trainer and has now accepted the position of membership director at Pebble Creek Country Club. The groom received a degree in agronomy from Texas A&M and is employed as the assistant golf course superintendent at Pebble Creek Country Club. The couple is at home in College Station where they will reside.

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